Marlowe's Shade

Monday, November 08, 2004

"Marines turn to God ahead of anticipated Fallujah battle"

With US forces massing outside Fallujah, 35 marines swayed to Christian rock music and asked Jesus Christ to protect them in what could be the biggest battle since American troops invaded Iraq last year.

Men with buzzcuts and clad in their camouflage waved their hands in the air, M-16 assault rifles laying beside them, and chanted heavy metal-flavoured lyrics in praise of Christ late Friday in a yellow-brick chapel.

The AFP pieces make what is basically a standard worship service sound sinister.

No matter. The courage and faith of these Marines comes through regardless.

The schemers in the dark should be very afraid right now.
papijoe 8:26 AM